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Month: July 2016

The Ultimate DIY: Clean & Allergy-Friendly Floors

The Ultimate DIY: Clean & Allergy-Friendly Floors

If you want allergy-friendly floors, your first thought might be to call in a carpet cleaning service. But you’ve heard about the potential drawbacks of conventional carpet cleaning methods: residue, fumes, mold and more. You figure that most professional carpet cleaners use harsh chemicals and a lot of hot water to clean and remove stains from carpets everywhere. Even some popular do-it-yourself products contain harsh active ingredients to fight stains and problematic organisms that live in carpet fibers. Pet accident and dander…

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EU’s Air Quality Crisis: Is America Next?

EU’s Air Quality Crisis: Is America Next?

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) issued a report last month calling for greater cooperation and a more integrated approach to tackle the challenges in the pan-European region. The most serious concern the region faces is air quality, which has been impacted negatively by air pollution. Air pollution is considered “the biggest threat with more than 95 per cent of the EU urban population exposed to levels above World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines.” According to the report, “over 500,000 premature deaths in the region were attributed to outdoor air…

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Dirty Surfaces In Your Home…And How to Get Them Clean

Dirty Surfaces In Your Home…And How to Get Them Clean

Everyone has their own personal standard of clean when it comes to their home. One person might spend 45 minutes steam cleaning their kitchen countertops while another may haphazardly spritz a surface with disinfectant and hope for the best. One thing is certain: cleaning a home is time consuming, and just when you think everything’s finally clean…life happens. Pets track in mud. Kids spill apple juice in their bedroom…and don’t tell you about it. That darling flea-market curio cabinet is…

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Portable Clean: The Aerus Sidekick!

Portable Clean: The Aerus Sidekick!

Vacuuming provides a satisfying sense of cleanliness: watching lint and debris disappear, hearing the sand and dirt get sucked out of your living room rug, and seeing those neat little lines in your carpet. Aesthetics aside, vacuuming is also essential for homes with allergy and asthma sufferers as well — removing allergens and contaminants from upholstery and floors can do wonders for people who are sensitive to it. But there are a few places that still bewilder the average vacuum…

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